EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Cooloola Coast

"The most satisfying thing about my job is increasing someone's satisfaction

with their lives by simply exercising." - Tristan Hall

What is Exercise Physiology?

Exercise Physiology is the scientific study of the body and how it works, including all of the mechanical, physical and chemical processes that take place. Exercise Physiologists utilise this knowledge to prescribe effective exercise programs for rehabilitation and relief from pain and discomfort as well as treatment of many chronic health conditions.

 

Accredited Exercise Physiologists are university qualified health professionals who are affiliated with or backed by Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA). Exercise Physiologists are often referred to by doctors to help treat injuries, illness or conditions they have diagnosed. For more information about ESSA click here to visit their website, or click on the links at the bottom of the page.

Full Circle Wellness has onsite facilities, including exercise equipment, so you practice prescribed exercises with your physiologist to ensure you learn correct exercise techniques for your treatment.

 

Physiologist or Physiotherapist - What is the Difference?

Physiology is sometimes confused with physiotherapy and, although a physiologist may offer many of the same services, there are differences. Along with treatments for muscle and joint rehabilitation, physiologists also provide treatment for other diseases and conditions not traditionally treated by a physiotherapist.

Recognition of Exercise Physiology

The health value of Exercise Physiology is widely recognised by:

 

You may be referred to us by your doctor, but you are also welcome to book an appointment without a referral.

Exercise Physiology Sunshine Coast and Cooloola Coast

CONDITIONS WE TREAT AND MANAGE

Common Conditions

  • Obesity

  • Depression

  • Diabetes

  • High blood pressure

  • Arthritis

  • Osteoporosis

Rehabilitation

  • Recovery from illness

  • Injury or operation

  • Posture and muscle control

  • Exercise programs for strength and flexibility

 

Healthy Body Functions

  • Musculoskeletal

  • Metabolic

  • Cardiac

  • Pulmonary

  • Neuromuscular

 

 

EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY IN YOUR OWN HOME

Our Exercise Physiologists specialise in home based aged care, specifically:

  • rehabilitation,

  • lifestyle assistance,

  • chronic disease management, and

  • general therapy to improve ones home life.

 

We work with many home care organisations throughout the Sunshine Coast and provide thorough and specific therapy dependent on your situation and funding restrictions. for information on aged care specifically please click here

EXERCISE AND SPORTS SCIENCE AUSTRALIA (ESSA) LINKS

Click on the images below to learn more about exercise physiology as defined by ESSA.  

Exercise Physiologist Scope of Practice
ESSA Exercise Physiologist Scope of Practice
Policy in Relation to Aged Care
ESSA Aged Care Policy for Exercise Physiologists